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What questions should I ask new doctor about a possible bulging disk?

What questions should I ask new doctor about a possible bulging disk?

MRI, nonsurgical rx: You should ask about the diagnosis based on your exam, what the MRI shows and whether there are abnormalities that explain your pain, and the range of treatment options, from medications up to surgery. Ask about the risks and benefits of each modality. Ask how the condition would be treated if this was his/her problem. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask when I talk to a doctor about presbyopia?

What questions should I ask when I  talk to a doctor about presbyopia?

Best correction: There are many approaches to the visual changes due to presbyopia. Your ophthalmologist can recommend eyeglasses, contact lenses and occasional refractive surgery to improve this condition. Simply give the doctor the opening by asking what means to help it are available. ...Read more

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Please suggest some important questions I can ask my doctor about heat waves.

Please suggest some important questions I can ask my doctor about heat waves.

Questions about: heat wave for your doctor. What are the symptoms of heat stroke? How do I prevent it? How do I treat it? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual questions to ask doctors about a child's condition with seizures?

Would you please help describe the usual questions to ask doctors about a child's condition with seizures?

Cause,Longterm effec: Cause, long term issues are important. Feberile seizures usually limited to childhood, epilepsy and other pathologic conditions need definitive tretment and close fu. They carry longterm detrimental outcome. ...Read more

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Please explain what doctor besides a general practitioners should I go to for shoulder/neck pain?

Please explain what doctor besides a general practitioners should I go to for shoulder/neck pain?

PM;R physician: Shoulder pain can be evaluated by a physical medicine ; rehabilitation physician, but an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the shoulder is another option. Neck pain can be effectively evaluated and treated by a pm;r physician, especially one with extra fellowship training in interventional pain management. ...Read more

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How detailed talk should a dr visit be for diabetic to determine a significant progress, what are best question to ask. My doc barely talks 3 minutes.

How detailed talk should a dr visit be for diabetic to determine a significant progress, what are best question to ask. My doc barely talks 3 minutes.

Longer than 3 minute: It's best to come to a visit prepared with notes listing questions, concerns, issues, and advice needed...I as a surgeon do when i go to my cardiologist. You as a patient should expect in general 10 to 15 minutes of face time perhaps more depending on the issues involved. ...Read more

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What questions do I ask the doctor treating my back pain?

What questions do I ask the doctor treating my back pain?

Many: 1) are you a spine specialist or do you treat many spine injuries? 2) are their non surgical ways to treat this 3) what are the success rates for the options you have offered? (not anectdotal personal results - what does the spine literature say about the proposed options! 4 in general to all patients - beware of fads and advertisements regarding back pain treatments that sound "too good.". ...Read more

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Can you please refer me to a free psychology doctor? I have only 1 question i relly need help. Please give me a psychological doctor email address.

Can you please refer me to a free psychology doctor? I have only 1 question i relly need help. Please give me a psychological doctor email address.

You can sign up for: HealthTap's concierge program (very low fee) and ask your question. Usually help may take more than just answering one question. If you are in need of help right away, consider going to an emergency room near where you live and they can start to help you with local resources. ...Read more

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Please refer to my past questions regarding trouble masturbating. I have finally decided to go to a doctor. What procedure and tests will he perform?

Please refer to my past questions regarding trouble masturbating.  I have finally decided to go to a doctor.  What procedure and tests will he perform?

Not a chat room: Healthtap is not a chat room. None of your prior submissions are linked and none can be readily retrieved by the docs on the site. Expect a doc to do a history and exam.Any other testing, if any, would be guided by the initial discussion. ...Read more

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What might I do to go about finding a doctor for my neck problem?

What might I do to go about finding a doctor for my neck problem?

Neck: Any primary care doctor can lead you in the right direction to see if you need surgical or neurological evaluation versus physical therapy or treatment provided by an osteopath, chiropractor or pt. ...Read more

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What are questions I should ask the doctor about a right total knee arthroplasty?

What are questions I should ask the doctor about a  right total knee arthroplasty?

Knee replacement: Why?-pain and lack of mobility. Good for 15-25 years. How quick do I heal?- as soon as you get out of bed (the next morning you need to be on a chair and possibly walkiing a bit). Your physcial therapy is important, is all you. If you are not proactive then you'll have problem. It takes about a year to completely feel comforatable with the new joint. The first 3 months are critical. Up up. ...Read more

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How do you reply to a question a doctor asks me concerning my issue?

?: Hi Brian I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but (as a general rule) answer your doctor's question completely and honestly--it really helps us figure out what's wrong and what can be done to treat your condition. ...Read more

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What kind of a doctor should I go to to talk about add?

What kind of a doctor should I go to to talk about add?

Several options.: A clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist would be good choices. Many pediatricians evaluate and treat add/ adhd if you are a minor. Take care. ...Read more

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What questions should we ask when my mom goes to talk the surgeon about getting a heart valve replacement?

What questions should we ask when my mom goes to talk the surgeon about getting a heart valve replacement?

Many questions: Ask about personal experience, outcomes (survival, stroke rate, renal failure, sternal infection rate), length of stay post-op, type of valve used (biological vs. Mechanical), possibility of valve repair rather than replacement (depending on the valve involved). Get benchmark numbers from the society of thoracic surgeons (sts) website or http://www.Hospitalcompare.Hhs.Gov. ...Read more

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What questions do I need to ask my doctor about weight loss surgery?

What questions do I need to ask my doctor about weight loss surgery?

Best Dr. to....: Speak to is a surgeon who performs the procedure. Ask them at what weight do they recommend the surgery and after what modalities you can try to lose. Certainly, every surgeon is going to want you to go on a weight loss diet and exercise regimen first. Referrals to heart, lung and psychiatry, and often a sleep study may be preformed first before surgery is considered. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some questions you should ask a second opinion doctor? With regards to chronic knee pain please help i really am at a loss of what to do

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Any number of things: If you are unsatisfied with a medical answer, you should seek a second opinion; this does not mean that the second opinion will be better, or even different from the first. With regards to your pain, we need far more information to be of any help. ...Read more

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